Waste management

Environmental sustainability of hotels on Zanzibar

Research project Tourism is one of world’s largest economic sectors, generating 9.8% of global GDP and 284 million jobs to the global economy in 2015. However, the sector has also been criticized for operating in an unsustainable manner, impacting natural resources a ... First-year report With the increased international and national attention to the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for future economy, environment, livelihoods and health, the implementation of the EnSuZa project is considered v ...
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Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Research project The project addresses dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in the Ghanaian environment, primarily from rapidly increasing activities in informal economic sectors like artisanal mining (ASM) and management of waste electroni ... Midterm report: Analysis of country-scale samples is complete (output 1, outcome 3). It seems likely that soil concentrations have increased significantly in mining communities in Ghana (output 2). We found severe mercury pollution localized i ...
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Mobility grant of Ms Nita Rukminasari

Research project Our proposed project for this mobility program is Assessing the potency of seaweed waste biomass from carrageenan industry for bioethanol production. I will conduct this proposed project with Prof. Marianne Thomsen, Department of Environmental Scienc ...
Period: 2020-01-31 to 2020-10-30 Countries: Indonesia Lead institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Department of Environmental Science, Denmark Hasanuddin University (UNHAS), Indonesia Project code: 19-MG07AU Total grant: 168,600 DKK
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Green & circular innovation for Kenyan companies (GECKO)

Research project The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain environ ... Midterm report The screening follow up and sampling are far but not quite finished, but most data are collected in a shared database (output 1.1) which forms the basis for the research. Obejctive 2, analysis and suggestions for circular governance ...
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Mobility Grant of Mr Sri Harjanto

Research project Resource efficiency and sustainability of raw materials are essential societal challenges, which draw increasing attention worldwide. All nations are strongly encouraged to move towards a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy ...Research activities in terms of literature review, technical discussion and laboratory visits were undertaken at SDU. Guest lecture by Prof. Sri Harjanto was held on 19 Sep. Industrial visit to COWI (Dr. Joan M. Nielsen) was implemented on 26 Sep. ...
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Mobility Grant of Ms Mamata Mohapatra

Research project The aim of the research collaborations is to develop synergistic energy materials applicable to scalable renewable energy storage technology from secondary sources such as spent lithium ion battery. The crucial ingredients of lithium-ion batteries, ... The initiative of the collaboration results the development of a novel process involving VOC-assisted leaching developed for recovering Cobalt based energy materials from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) with comprehensive characterization using A ...
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Sustainable production of biogas from waste rice straw (= SubProM project)

Research project The project proposes a simple and low-cost biotechnological process (RSTM process; see 9.2) for the conversion of waste rice straw into biogas. It is proposed that microbial fermentation of waste rice straw could become a significant supplementary e ... Project completion report: Extensive laboratory experiments using batch and semi-continuous reactors were conducted in 2013 and 2014. A large part of these results were published in BSc and MSc project theses, Mr. Nam’s PhD thesis and subsequ ...
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Biofuel production from lignocellulosic materials

Research project This project will produce second generation biofuels (bioethanol, biogas and biodiesel) from lignocellulosic materials like agricultural and industrial residuals, manure and household waste. Agricultural residuals such as rice husks obtained after ha ... Project Completion Report The main objectives have been achieved through coordinated collaborative research work in 6 work packages: 1. Assessment and mapping of waste and relevant industrial plant sidestream resources. Available lignocellulo ...
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